Learners may progress from this pathway onto further qualifications specific to their work context. A wide range of qualifications are available for use within the health sector. These may include further apprenticeship frameworks (e.g. Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Services), qualifications or other work-related education and training to support Continuing Professional Development.
Many healthcare support apprentices complete their apprenticeships and continue to work as healthcare support workers in roles relating to the units they have selected within their competence qualification (e.g. Domestic Assistant, Porter, Catering Assistant, etc.). Others may wish to move into a clinical role and may select to undertake a clinical qualification or apprenticeship (e.g. Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support). A Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) is available which an apprentice may proceed onto as they progress in their career if they are able to meet the employment and academic requirements. This will enable them to practice as an Assistant Practitioner.